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Implementing Evidence-Based Practices

1. The process of identifying what works relies on:

A. The examination of research-based evidence

B. Opinion

C. Anecdote

D. Personal experience


2. To achieve the expected result, an evidence-based program must be implemented in a manner that is consistent with its program model, as changing the model prior to or during implementation defeats the purpose of using an evidence-based program because it changes the program itself, and any expectation for positive results is no longer valid.

A. True

B. False


3. The degree to which a program’s implementation in any real-world setting matches what was stated in the original program model refers to:

A. Program effectiveness

B. Implementation fidelity

C. Program functionality

D. Implementation authenticity


4. Deviating from the model can not only degrade program effectiveness, it can actually create a situation where the program does more harm than good.

A. True

B. False


5. Strategies traditionally employed to promote the use of evidence-based programs, which are insufficient to achieve sound implementation and produce positive outcomes, include which of the following?

A. The diffusion and dissemination of information.

B. Passing laws or using other mandates.

C. Providing funding, or using funding incentives.

D. All of the above.


6. Sound implementation occurs through a series of stages that even in the best circumstances can take _____ to complete.

A. 6 - 12 months

B. 1 - 2 years

C. 2 - 4 years

D. 4 - 6 years


7. Resistance to new ways of working with clients and other problems often emerge full force, and frequently present an insurmountable obstacle for many new initiatives, during which stage?

A. Exploration

B. Installation

C. Initial implementation

D. Full implementation


8. Implementation drivers are not capable of compensating for one another, so a weakness in one cannot be overcome by strengths in another.

A. True

B. False


9. Initial training without coaching has virtually no impact on use of skills in a work setting.

A. True

B. False


10. Which of the following refers to the prerequisites that must be in place for a program to operate, such as staff qualifications and numbers, practitioner-consumer ratio, and completion of requisite training?

A. Context

B. Compliance

C. Competence

D. All of the above


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